World Trade Organization Director General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala also received the Woman of the Year awards.
The accolades were presented to the duo at the 4th DAAR Awards celebration in Abuja, which commemorated Africa Independent Television’s (AIT) 25th anniversary.
Governor Wike was presented with the award by the event’s Chairman, Sir Steve Omojafor, who praised him for his transformational leadership as governor.
Governor Wike, according to Omojafor, has made significant progress in infrastructure, education, healthcare, agriculture, and sports.
He urged other politicians to follow Wike’s lead in order to accelerate the country’s development.
“If other governors carry out their responsibilities like Governor Wike, Nigeria will be a better place for all,” he stated.
Governor Wike was given a well-deserved honor, according to Omojafor, who praised DAAR Communications PLC for recognizing achievement.
Governor Wike’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, accepted the award on his behalf and thanked the organizers for the honour, which she said will motivate the governor to do more.
Governor Wike is delivering more people-oriented projects in his second term, she said, as part of his stated desire to leave a lasting legacy.
The governor’s determination to challenge the status quo, according to Banigo, is aimed at promoting the rule of law and deepening democracy in Nigeria.
Rivers State, she said, is the safest place in the country to invest and do business, and she encouraged investors to take advantage of the situation.
Outstanding Leadership in Public Service in Citizens Welfare, Peace and Security, and Education went to the governors of Osun, Borno, and Delta States, respectively.
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